Sis is sick after 3 years T-T

Common Cold - I seriously need something like this :/
South Korea
August 7, 2011 9:32am CST
My sis had not been sick for years now. 3 to be precise, and had not caught even a common cold. Anyway everyone in the house is having a common cold right now and my sis seems to have got it too coz she's been sneezing all day!! I don't know how it started but man it's draining all our energy away!! It is the most difficult while sleeping at night My nose hurts and also the inside of the mouth :( I've been drinking hot ginger tea all day. And you know what's worst? Drinking hot drinks in this burning heat Why now????? How long have you gone without being sick? Just curious hehe.
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22 responses
@louievill (20328)
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
hello. the common cold virus continually mutates so when there's a new strain, symptoms might take longer to go away since the body takes some time to read the genetic code to produce the right antibody. Yes ginger is good, also do not forget to take vitamin c or food rich in it to build body resistance, also avoid sudden and extreme changes in temperature. Oh I seldom get sick ( knock on wood )Get well
• South Korea
7 Aug 11
Thanks I do hope I get well soon too. I am having a really hard time and had been bed ridden the whole day. It might be the weather too coz it's changing everyday, one day we have heat then the next it's raining like crazy Anyway take care of your health and have a wonderful week.
• Pamplona, Spain
7 Aug 11
Hiya TG, Tummy bugs at this time of year are the most common thing that go around here and with the very hot Weather which lasts for Days on end as well. Not many Colds really although you can catch chills from the Air Conditioning they have. One place I go into feels blessedly like the North Pole its so nice and cool in there I just don´t want to come out (grin). Knocking on wood as well not too many Colds as yet. I have had a few sniffs and they went quite quickly as well. Hope you both get better soon.xxx
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Thanks and I hope you stay healthy throughout the year too And I hope this nasty cold leaves me and my fam soon too hhehe Thanks for the share and have a wonderful day!!
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Aug 11
Hiya TG, You should be feeling much better by now at least I hope so. If it is hot where you are there is nothing worse than a Cold in the Summer Heat. Makes you feel doubly much worse too. There are a lot of Private Swimming Pools here so there is always a chance of catching cold with that too and then going from one Bar to another with Air Conditioning in them. Me however I don´t go to any of them as they cost a fortune (grin) so my chances of catching Cold are much slimmer too. xxx Get better soon.xxx
• Pamplona, Spain
9 Aug 11
Hiya TG, Those Swimming Pools can be a great thing but they are there all Day sometimes and that would bore me stiff as I am not interested in getting a Sun Tan really. So many People go there you can´t even get into the Water to be able to Swim and that is my big interest not toasting myself one side then the other. I catch the Sun by going for a long walk and I get better off for it as well don´t you think? Glad you are feeling much better at least a little bit and you have no fever now which is the worst part of any of it. You have a good Year too and no more colds or Flu.xxx
@Jlyn10 (10919)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 11
Oh, I got chicken pox 2 months back. Does that count? I hope everyone in your house will get well soon. Will keep you all in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Oh sorry you had chicken pox. I heard it gets pretty nasty and itchy. Don't really know coz I've never had it, knock on wood. Anyway I hope you recovered. And thanks a lot for wishing me and my family well I hope you have a wonderful and helathy year too
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@Jlyn10 (10919)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 11
Nah! The doc gave me some medication to stop the itchiness. Yes, I have recovered fully. The sad part was that you can't eat the things you love at that time. Thank you for the well wishes. You take care, okay.
• South Korea
9 Aug 11
That's what I hate about being sick, restriction on the food It's really annoying. I haven't even had cold water for sometime now. Drank it about 2 nights ago and couldn't sleep the whole night
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
Hi thatgirl! I'm not very sickly but I do get sick once in a while. Usually I have allergy attacks when I eat something bad. I think I had a cold just recently when the weather was changing so abruptly, from cold to hot, from hot to cold. It's always like that. I do get a cold, too during the hot season, even cough! And it's really annoying because I feel so uncomfortable in a warm weather! I get sweaty and I feel like it worsens the cold or cough. What I usually do is just rest and keep myself cool. I don't think anything hot because I don't like it.^^ Well, except in the morning when I drink coffee or milk.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
This is the first time I've ever had cold in summer and I can say it suck pretty bad. Like you said, it's warm but I have to stick to warm things like warm water, soups etc. Ughhh it was so much better in winter lol Anyway I hope I get well soon along with my fam. This is crazy LOL
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
And it's annoying when you have colds and at the same time you're sweating because of the hot weather! Get well soon!
• South Korea
9 Aug 11
Thanks
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 11
Hi girl! Hope you will get recovered soon! For me myself, I know that I can get a cough or cold two times in every year. Like once for each semester!(^^) But whenever I have them I never see the doctor and let it cured by themselves. It always take a week for me to get recover from the sickness.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Hey thanks a lot for the share. I do let my sickness recover themselves too but this year I can't seem to stand the illness at all, so i went to a clinic and bought myself some prescribed medicines. I hope I get well soon coz I can't take this anymore and worst of all I can't seem to have taste of anything I eat
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 11
Be patience...YOu will only suffer for a couple of days...You can have your ice-cream after you get well!(^^)
• South Korea
9 Aug 11
Hehe thanks
@ggi1love (10)
• China
7 Aug 11
a common cold has long defied treatment.the flu virus evolution is very fast.i usually get better in a few days. it depends on one's immune system. if you can do some exercise, sick will go quickly.
• South Korea
7 Aug 11
I have been doing some workouts but not today. I was bed ridden the whole day and still have a slight headache. I hope it goes away soon though. Anyway thanks for the share
• China
7 Aug 11
you can take a walk outside for some fresh air. it will be helpful for your headache. but i know the feeling. sick, body weakness, do not want to move. Anyway with best wishes for your quick and complete return to health.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Thanks for the wishes and you are absolutely right.My body feels really heavy and I just want to stay in bed
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
7 Aug 11
The longest I have ever went without being sick is probably a year. I tend to get sick easily. I don't know why. Once someone catches a cold or any type of sickness and I am around them I will get sick and catch what they have.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
It feels good to not be sick, isn't it? I feel like such a slob right now. I do have a fair immunity power but once I get sick, it gets a bit bad :/ Anyway thanks for the response and have a wonderful day
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
9 Aug 11
Thanks. I hope you get better soon.
• United States
20 Aug 11
Hi thatgirl! A year ago I was going through something where I was sick for days at a time, then I would get better for a day or two and sick again for days again. This went on for a full year and I could not take it and did not understand why I was always so sick with flue and fever. Though all test revealed nothing serious it went on for a very long time a full year actually. So finally in I was relieved of whatever it was and happy about it, then I went to Arkansas this month and got bronchitis on way there. I was sick for a full two weeks but much better now. Though am still a bit congested, I do feel fine, I am hoping I do not start the whole last year being sick again.
• South Korea
20 Aug 11
I hope you are feeling a lot better now. And hope you have a healthy year ahead. remember my aunt bein sick last year too! She caught cold and cough and fever and they would not leave her fr about 3months or so. The reports din't show anything serious but when I saw her, she looked serious!! Anyway I am glad she is alright now.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
14 Aug 11
Keep drinking the tea, eat a little but often and rest so your body can fight the germs. You need to wrap up warm and sweat can help with aches and ppains. A cold only lasts a few days if you rest. Hope you feel better soon.
• South Korea
20 Aug 11
Thanks a bunch for all the advices I am a lot better now, well almost a 100% better, just that this nasally voice has been left back. I hope it goes away soon too :) Have a wonderful day
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Well until the Cold I had about a month ago that lasted me around 3 weeks, I had not really had a cold in a couple of yrs. which was nice. I have a lot of other Health issues going on at this time that might have not helped in preventing the cold. But if I can get things back on track hopefully it will be a couple more years before I suffer again with a Bad cold as well.
• South Korea
20 Aug 11
Thanks a lot for the response. I hope you have a healthy year ahead. Cold is really annoying. I am all better now but I still have that nasally voice Anyway have a wonderful day
@xuyxuy (435)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
I can still remember last April of this year I was sick. My throat aches. Got colds and fever at the same time. My family and I just came home from a week vacation and by the time we arrived at our house, 2 days after my two daughters and I were sick. I think we were exhausted from the trip because it was too far and was stressful. We had our anti-bacterial medicines taken and paracetamol also. Good thing we were relief after taking the medicine.
• South Korea
20 Aug 11
I hope you are feeling alright now. It does suck to be sick doesn't it? And the worst thing is when all the family members get sick at the same time, that is a pain. Anyway I wish you a healthy year ahead and have a wonderful day
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I have not gone long without being sick. Usually every December or January I end up getting bronchitis, pneumonia, strep or the flu. This last year I had bronchitis then it turned into to pneumonia. I was sick for about three months it was awful. I would start to get better and then I would get sick all over again and the cough just lingered forever. I am going to get the flu and pneumonia shots this year I don't want to go through that again. I hope you and your sister get better soon.
• South Korea
12 Aug 11
I hope you are all better now and thanks for the good wishes. Everyone is starting to feel ok right now. I am getting there to but I still have this nasally voice and a runny nose. Thanks for the response and hope you have a healthy year ahead.
@ggi1love (10)
• China
10 Aug 11
so, ARE you feeling better now?
• South Korea
12 Aug 11
I am pretty fine now thanks you But still have a problem of a runny nose and the annoying nasally voice. I hope to get all better soon thanks and I hope you have a healthy year ahead too
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Ah yes, the family cold. We pass those around every year, usually starting with the kids. I've found that if I start drinking hot green tea as soon as I feel the first symptoms, the cold goes away a lot faster and usually without the need for any other medications (other than my daily allergy pill.) I don't care if it is hot outside - I'm drinking that green tea hot! The heat helps to suppress coughs and the green tea helps kill the cold.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Hey I'd like to try that too. I had never had green tea when I had a cold but it's worth a try. I went and bought some prescribed medicines today and I think it might be working. Gotta wait a few more days though. But that green tea, I'll try it too. Might work for me as well Thanks for the share
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
I catch a cold sometimes but not often times. I can say that I am healthy and never get sick seriously. Well, I guess my immune system is a bit stronger.^^ I am more emotionally sick than physically sick.^^ But I always take care of my health. I do not eat a lot of unhealthy food and I try hard to exercise everyday. I just pray always that i will not get sick because i have to work and make money for my family.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
ohh the emotional pain. I think it hurts as much as the physical pain, or even more. Anyway it's good that you avoid junks. me, I have taken my health for granted and eat whatever I like whenever I want. I know I should not do this and I promise I'll start eating healthy and junks only a few times from now on.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I don't think I have been sick for about 3 years now. I hope it lasts! Summer colds are the worst, drinking hot drinks and having a fever when you are hot already. I get plenty of sleep and try to eat healthy so my immune system should be pretty good. It probably also helps that I am not around too many people. Hope you feel better soon!
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Thanks and yes it sucks. I have been hot and cold at the same time. Drinking hot stuffs all day and being not able to have cold drinks in this scorching heat!! Gosh I really wish we get well soon and I hope your health lasts long too!! Have a healthy year and have a wonderful one too.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I'm sorry you guys are all sick. I went almost 2 years without getting too sick, and then last fall I got a cold followed by another one shortly after.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
This common cold has got to be the villain. Won't leave anyone for long haha anywa I hope you are fine right now and I hope you have a healthy year ahead
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@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
I haven't been sick too for quite some time (knock on wood I don't wanna get sick) But I did had some skin allergy at spring and I had all those big rashes all over me. It happens every year when spring arrives. Other than that, thank God I've been healthy.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
I used to have those itchy rashes when I was in elementary school too but I'm glad I don't have them now (knock on wood :D) Anyway I hated them. It itched so bad and I would have them everywhere, even my face
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
7 Aug 11
Not being sick in 3 yearrs is a blessing!! I am so sorry that she is sick and that you are too. I am not sure where you are at, but I am in Tennessee and it is hor here, and their is nothing worse thatn a summer cold, which I think I have had three of this year. Anyways, I hope that all of you get to feeling better soon!
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
I think what we're having right now is the summer cold too. The weather is so extremely hot but it does rain like crazy at times. I am from South Korea btw :) This is the first time I've ever caught cold in the summer. It sure sucks than in winter. God I wish we'd regain our health soon. And thanks for the share. Take care of your health
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
7 Aug 11
that girl - question should be reversed. Most of the days i have cold. i am an asthmatic. Rarely i remain without botherations. but with all that things have got to be done. glad to know ur sister was not getting sick for a long time. good. she is having cold. Give her cold tablets like cetrizine.
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Thanks. Right now everyone of us are having medications of our own. And I hope your asthma gets better too. Please take care of your health